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Real estate is undoubtedly one of the most profitable and thriving industries out there - especially if you are looking to achieve financial independence! It offers a wide variety of ways to invest actively and passively. If you are new to real estate investing and FI, and seek the proper guidance from experts, you are in the right place. 
 
Welcome to Invest2FI, hosted by Craig Curelop and Ali Garced. In this series, we talk with real-life house hackers, real estate (and other!) investors and real people on a mission to become financially independent. 
 
Not everybody enjoys working a 9-5 job. No one wants to be stuck in analysis-paralysis feeling unsure how to finally jump into real estate. We teach you how to exit the rat race and work on living the life you want. 
 
This is the show for beginners and learners who want to achieve financial freedom through real estate. Whether you want to increase your savings, optimize your expenses, or build a prospering income source, we have helpful solutions. We talk all the tips and tricks for making your very first purchase. We discuss how you can build your skills on this initial transaction to close better deals in the future. 
 
This is also a show for techie types who are passionate about crunching numbers and the digital side of operating business and investments. If you are drawn to financial independence, we'll enlighten you with grounded, practical strategies for achieving real estate success. 
 
Each of our guests offers creative and practical strategies to begin a real estate investing career. They break down every single investing tactic you can emulate yourself. Receive essential lessons from their experiences as they open up about their real estate journey. They reflect on the moments when they got lucky or proved their intelligence and offer their fair share of “horror” stories too. Guests embrace their vulnerabilities and speak about challenges and failures, explaining how to overcome or avoid them. 
 
There are no better people to host this podcast than Craig and Ali. They are living testaments of what you should aspire to be in this industry. Achieving financial independence in their twenties, they take pride in their first-hand experiences through every facet of real estate. Craig and Ali are both successful realtors who provide a glimpse of their work to listeners. 
 
Craig specializes in a unique style of real estate investing called house hacking. He literally wrote the book on it: The House Hacking Strategy. This method purchases multi-unit properties and rents them out by portion. Craig is also the lead broker of The FI Team. 
 
Ali separated from her duty as a Special Agent in the Military as a  millionaire at 31. She is seasoned at offering advice to those looking to leave a W2 for a career in real estate, financing with VA loans and achieving financial independence through real estate investing. 
 
If you are stuck in an unfulfilling corporate job, let this show bring you far more rewarding opportunities. Craig and Ali are your guides to making a major career shift and becoming part of the exciting world of real estate. Do not feel discouraged by the towering paperwork and complex principles. Equip yourself with the right knowledge and strategies, and you are good to go! 
 
Whether you are starting an active or passive venture, the key in real estate is proper training and a constant desire for growth. Invest2FI fortifies your confidence and provides you with a smooth, clear path to success. 
 
Listen to the podcast today at 

INVEST2FI Craig Curelop & Ali Garced

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    • 5.0 • 103 Ratings

Real estate is undoubtedly one of the most profitable and thriving industries out there - especially if you are looking to achieve financial independence! It offers a wide variety of ways to invest actively and passively. If you are new to real estate investing and FI, and seek the proper guidance from experts, you are in the right place. 
 
Welcome to Invest2FI, hosted by Craig Curelop and Ali Garced. In this series, we talk with real-life house hackers, real estate (and other!) investors and real people on a mission to become financially independent. 
 
Not everybody enjoys working a 9-5 job. No one wants to be stuck in analysis-paralysis feeling unsure how to finally jump into real estate. We teach you how to exit the rat race and work on living the life you want. 
 
This is the show for beginners and learners who want to achieve financial freedom through real estate. Whether you want to increase your savings, optimize your expenses, or build a prospering income source, we have helpful solutions. We talk all the tips and tricks for making your very first purchase. We discuss how you can build your skills on this initial transaction to close better deals in the future. 
 
This is also a show for techie types who are passionate about crunching numbers and the digital side of operating business and investments. If you are drawn to financial independence, we'll enlighten you with grounded, practical strategies for achieving real estate success. 
 
Each of our guests offers creative and practical strategies to begin a real estate investing career. They break down every single investing tactic you can emulate yourself. Receive essential lessons from their experiences as they open up about their real estate journey. They reflect on the moments when they got lucky or proved their intelligence and offer their fair share of “horror” stories too. Guests embrace their vulnerabilities and speak about challenges and failures, explaining how to overcome or avoid them. 
 
There are no better people to host this podcast than Craig and Ali. They are living testaments of what you should aspire to be in this industry. Achieving financial independence in their twenties, they take pride in their first-hand experiences through every facet of real estate. Craig and Ali are both successful realtors who provide a glimpse of their work to listeners. 
 
Craig specializes in a unique style of real estate investing called house hacking. He literally wrote the book on it: The House Hacking Strategy. This method purchases multi-unit properties and rents them out by portion. Craig is also the lead broker of The FI Team. 
 
Ali separated from her duty as a Special Agent in the Military as a  millionaire at 31. She is seasoned at offering advice to those looking to leave a W2 for a career in real estate, financing with VA loans and achieving financial independence through real estate investing. 
 
If you are stuck in an unfulfilling corporate job, let this show bring you far more rewarding opportunities. Craig and Ali are your guides to making a major career shift and becoming part of the exciting world of real estate. Do not feel discouraged by the towering paperwork and complex principles. Equip yourself with the right knowledge and strategies, and you are good to go! 
 
Whether you are starting an active or passive venture, the key in real estate is proper training and a constant desire for growth. Invest2FI fortifies your confidence and provides you with a smooth, clear path to success. 
 
Listen to the podcast today at 

    Invest2Friday: One of The Worst Deals I've Ever Done

    Invest2Friday: One of The Worst Deals I've Ever Done

    My 4th deal could have been an absolute cash cow. Everything about it lined up perfectly, great location and property was set up to be split up into three separate units. When I do deals for clients, I cross every T and dot every i, but for my own deals, it's easy to work quickly and not do the due diligence I do for for you all!If you want to hear my biggest investment failure tune into this episode. If you're in an investment mess, and need help getting out hit me up on IG @...

    • 17 min
    Episode 188 - Optimize Your Investments and Your Life with the “Hillbilly Millionaire” Hugh Carnahan!

    Episode 188 - Optimize Your Investments and Your Life with the “Hillbilly Millionaire” Hugh Carnahan!

    Join us for a rollercoaster of a journey with Hugh Carnahan, who shares how he went from being a “hillbilly” to a millionaire in just 15 months! As a 2-second Lean Automation expert, Hugh brings a new perspective with his IT, manufacturing, and optimizing team background. Hugh’s first real estate deal was a massive leap, instantly adding 26 houses in just one deal! This early success and capacity for risk paid off as he ventured into multi-family homes and commercial real estate. Tune in as w...

    • 57 min
    Invest2Friday: Good Update for Short Term Rentals

    Invest2Friday: Good Update for Short Term Rentals

    Taxes for short term rentals are NOT going up 400%! Phew. In this episode of Invest2Friday Chad runs through recent announcements in the Colorado Legislation and what it means for STR owners. Stay tuned until the end for on an the ground market update and what the summer market holds.

    • 9 min
    Episode 187 - Making it Happen: Owen James Lutz’s Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

    Episode 187 - Making it Happen: Owen James Lutz’s Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

    In this episode, we’re talking about how one entrepreneur's dedication to making 1500 cold calls every morning led to rapid growth in his real estate journey. Owen James Lutz shares his inspiring entrepreneurial journey that jumpstarted his path to his $10M goal. From starting his own cleaning company to becoming a digital marketing coach, Owen shares how he finally took the leap and made the decision that would forever change his financial trajectory. The episode kicks off with a compel...

    • 51 min
    Invest2Friday: House Hacking Always Makes Sense

    Invest2Friday: House Hacking Always Makes Sense

    Anyone, in any market can house hack and make it worth their while. Let's run through the comfort continuum & creative ways to make the house hack work for those living in expensive markets, families with kids and those who want to see the most cash flow possible. Craig runs through properties currently on market, that would make killer house hacks. If you're looking for more resources on how to house hack visit thefiteam.com and download materials from the resources tab. A...

    • 13 min
    Episode 186 - From Youth Pastor to Laundromat King: Jordan Berry's Path to Financial Freedom

    Episode 186 - From Youth Pastor to Laundromat King: Jordan Berry's Path to Financial Freedom

    Have you ever wondered how people achieve financial freedom through the laundromat business? Today, we’re excited to have Jordan Berry, who is at the forefront of the laundromat industry, as an expert in helping investors find high cash flows and financial freedom through buying laundromats and pursuing commercial real estate investing. As an industry expert, Jordan shares his remarkable journey of starting with zero experience and knowledge and ending up with a multi-million portfolio of lau...

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Happyhollys ,

Conversations that Move the Needle

Love how Craig draws out insights from guests that directly impact how listeners can show up and take action in all parts of their lives.

Real Estate Chat ,

Wednesday Real Estate Chat

Chad and Craig bring so much fire and relatability! It’s refreshing and truly an inspiration. I feel encouraged and inspired to make plays and buy real estate.

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10/10 would recommend

Had a great time chatting with Craig and Chad, Extremely professional and Helpful Take Aways sprinkled in to the audience! Glad to be a part of it!

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